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Del Mar Civic Center is open for general, walk-in services from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. The Planning and Building Department provides in-person, walk-in services from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Under the City of Del Mar’s COVID-19 Safe Reopening Plan, all services will continue to be offered remotely during normal business hours.

City Hall is staffed at reduced capacity. Employees and members of the public must wear face coverings indoors at City facilities and are encouraged to practice social distancing. Administrative offices at the Public Works Department and Beach Safety Center remain closed to the public. Public meetings continue to be held remotely. 

The Powerhouse Community Center is open for private events with City-issued operational permits. The permits follow guidance from the California Department of Public Health.

Conducting City Business During COVID-19

Continued Support for Businesses

During a special meeting Jan. 26, the City Council approved extending through September 2022 business support measures such as relaxed signage regulations, permits to allow for outdoor dining, and the use of on-street parking for dining. The actions included prolonging a one-hour extension of alcohol sales, service, and consumption for any restaurant with an approved sidewalk café permit. Council members also agreed to continue a streamlined review process for all COVID-19-related permits.

In related business, the Council adopted a resolution encouraging businesses and residents to take extra safety precautions, such as wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces, maintaining social distancing while in public settings, and becoming fully vaccinated.

Open Staff Report (PDF)

Open Resolution (PDF)